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Chicago Fire Department history (more)

More from Dan McInerney:

On March 14, 1997, myself and a group of firebuffs from out of town visited Engine 91, Squad 2, and Battalion 7. Cortez Holland was the squad company officer that day, and couldn’t have been nicer. Shortly after our visit, he got promoted to BC. They pulled the rig around the to the parking lot and gave us rides in the Snorkel. We then took in a still on Fullerton with them and the 7th, which turned out to be nothing. Afterwards, we drove by E124’s house just as they were starting a drill with T38. We also showed them the T58 memorial park.

Chicago FD Battalion 10

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Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Truck 38

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Chicago FD Truck 38

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Chicago FD Truck 38

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Chicago FD Truck 58

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Chicago FD memorial mural

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-22-18 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

This was about 0200 Saturday morning. A large warehouse stacked floor to ceiling with junky combustibles. The fire was in an outside rubbish/storage area beneath an overhang. For a bit it looked like the fire had gotten a hold in the building. Bar joist truss construction and initial heavy smoke and excessive stock inside made for a defensive operation for most of the fire. The MVU was used to clear the building once the fire was contained. This could have been a real dandy but fortunately everything worked out well.
Steve
 
All the images and video can be seen here:
smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago fire truck at work

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Chicago fire truck at work

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Chicago firefighters at work

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Chicago firefighters at work

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Chicago FD Mobile Ventilation Unit 6-2-3

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

An interesting historical note about the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17, there was a 2-11 Alarm fire in the same building on April 24, 1983. We have not found any of our contributors that has photos of that fire.

Chicago FD extra alarm listing for April of 1983 

 

This from Steve Redick:

Thursday morning (at the peak of morning rush hour) 2945 Milwaukee Ave. Fire was in a 2-story furniture store, with the top floor completely closed to the outside by brick veneer. Heavy fire throughout, burned through and collapsed what I believe was a bowstring truss roof. Photo conditions were tough as there were areas of bright sun and deep shade. Finally got to oberve squad 2’s new “snorkel” fully extended and in operation as well as some tower ladder operations and the spare Snorkel. Also interesting to see Engine 69 hooked up to a hydrant in front of Engine 91’s former quarters at 3000 N Elbridge very close to the rear of the fire building. Here is a sample of the hundreds of images, all can be seen plus the video here:

Steve

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 4-4-16

Chicago firefighters were called to a laundromat at 5130 W. Fullerton Avenue after 2AM Monday morning (4/4/16) and found heavy fire in a one-story, 60×100, commercial building with a bow-string truss roof. The building had no immediate exposures with parking lots on either side. After venting the roof, companies went defensive with Tower Ladder 14 setup to the west and Squad 2A to the east. There was a special call for an additional tower ladder which brought Tower Ladder 23 to the front of the building. Two multi-versals and the three elevated master streams inundated the building with water for two hours.

Heavy fire vented out the front of the building burning a car parked at the curb. The utility company was called to shut off gas to the building as a gas fed fire burned freely near the front.

Steve Redick and Larry Shapiro were at the scene.

Here is a brief cellphone video clip from Steve with more to follow

Here is a video with some photos from Larry Shapiro

Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE Cyclone II tower ladder HP100

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE Cyclone II tower ladder HP100

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Chicago FD Truck 58

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firefighters with multi-versal at night

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American flag on E-ONE fire truck at night

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

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aftermath of commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

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more photos at shapirophotography.net

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Chicago 2-11 and then 3-11 Alarm fires, 10-20-15 (part 7)

This from Scott Peterson:

More apparatus pictures of the companies at the 3-11 on Oct 20, 2015 @ Harry’s Lumber Sales. Part 2 of 3, truck companies.
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Chicago FD Truck 12

Chicago FD Truck 12. Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD Truck 55

Chicago FD Truck 55. Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD Tower 21

Chicago FD Tower 21. Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD Truck 58

Chicago FD Truck 58. Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD Truck 56

Chicago FD Truck 56. Scott Peterson photo

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